Jonathan Ross likes comics. Matthew Vaughn likes comics. Matthew Vaughn likes Jonathan Ross’s comic. Result = FILM.
Director Michael Vaughn has had to change the script of X-Men: First Class after realising it overlapped with Inception.
…Well, sort of. Once again Twitter, that elusive ferret of a medium, has provided answers to the questions we’ve all asking. It looks like Jane Goldman – penner of the screenplay for Kick-Ass – is writing the next X-Men film. And how do we know? Husband Jonathan Ross can’t help but tweet about it.
Whew, they don’t mess around much do they? Mere weeks after the epic critical success of Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn has announced that he will officially be donning the director’s trousers for X-Men: First Class. And apparently taking the mantle of the X-Men series isn’t enough pressure, as the team are planning a next year release – next June, to be exact. Who needs time when you’ve got the legacy of Hit-Girl and Big Daddy to spur you onwards, eh?
2009 certainly brought us a few cinematic corkers, from sci-fi epic Avatar to comic-book crunching goodness from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and Watchmen. But it wasn’t all wham, bam and explosions – will 2010 be a year of smarter movies? Judging this list… maybe.
Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming adaptation of the Mark Millar comic Kick-Ass has been picked up for UK distribution by Universal – which is damn good news as far as we’re cocerned. Vaughn, who previously produced Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, and directed 2004’s well-received Layer Cake, has been plagued with difficulties in finding a UK distributor for the film.